Monday, October 7, 2013

Child Fatality Prevention System Regional Training Meetings

During the 2013 Colorado Legislative Session, legislation passed (Senate Bill 13-255) that moved the review of individual child fatality cases from the state-level to the local-level. Local public health agencies are responsible for establishing a local (or regional), multidisciplinary child fatality review team in their jurisdiction by January 1, 2015. 

In order to help orient community partners to the child fatality review process, the Colorado Fatality Prevention System staff at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is hosting nine regional trainings throughout the state in late October/early November.

Who should attend?
Per statute, each local or regional review teams must include representatives of the following list of agencies.
We recommend sharing this invitation with your county partners from the each sector:
o   Local public health agency staff (LPHA)
o   Local law enforcement agencies
o   District attorney’s office
o   School districts
o   County departments of human services
o   Coroner’s office or medical examiner’s office
o   County attorney’s office

Refer to the table below to identify the training in your area. Training content will be the same for each meeting.

Counties Invited
Colorado Springs
Oct. 25th
El Paso, Pueblo, Teller
Oct. 28th
Chaffee, Custer, Eagle, Fremont, Lake, Park, Pitkin, Summit
Oct. 29th
Delta, Gunnison,Hinsdale, Mesa, Montrose, San Miguel, Ouray
Oct. 30th
Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan
Oct. 31st
Alamosa,Conejos,Costilla, Huerfano, Las Animas, Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache
La Junta
Nov. 1st
Baca,  Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley,  Kiowa, Otero Prowers
Steamboat Springs
Nov. 8th
Garfield,  Grand,Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt,
Ft. Morgan
Nov. 14th
Kit Carson, Larimer, Logan, Morgan,   Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Weld, Yuma
Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert,  Gilpin, Jefferson, Lincoln

If you plan on being involved in your local child fatality review team, please register for the training by clicking here.
You will receive information about the exact meeting location as soon as the meeting facility has been confirmed.

The Colorado Child Fatality Prevention System (CFPS) is a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency team that makes prevention recommendations based on child fatality data in Colorado. Child Fatality Review (CFR) teams conduct systematic, comprehensive, multidisciplinary reviews of all preventable childhood deaths to better understand how and why children die. Using a public health approach, CFR teams examine the trends and patterns of child deaths in order to make population-based recommendations to prevent other deaths and improve the health and safety of children. 

To receive email updates about the Colorado Child Fatality Prevention System or to read more about the system, please go to and sign up in the "Follow by Email" field in the right column.

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